Bride shamed by friends for buying wedding dress from H&M to keep costs down

A bride-to-be has told how she's gutted after being mocked by her pals for wanting to wear a ‘lovely’ H&M wedding dress on her big day.

The woman revealed to Mumsnet website users that she decided to buy the dress from H&M, which sells wedding frocks for between £56 and £200, to keep costs of her wedding down.

But users of the site were outraged to hear the woman's mates were bemused by her purchase of the off-shoulder, lace design, and asked 'if she was definitely going to go with it?'.

In her post titled 'To be surprised at reactions to wedding dress', the woman, who did not identify herself,  wrote: "Getting married next year and I had been somewhat dreading going into a shop to try on dresses.

"All the ones round here are little boutiques where everything costs an arm and a leg and you have an assistant with you the whole time."

"The woman revealed she had come across a dream white frock, that was within her budget, by accident.

"Everyone agreed that the H&M dress was the one – it fitted really well and looked well made.

"Saw a photo of a lovely, fairly traditional dress from H&M of all places (they're great but never knew they did properly formal dresses).

"Had a look at the site and it turned out the dress was on sale because it was pretty much sold out except in my short a*** size."

The woman explained how she decided the dress was perfect for her after ordering it online and trying it on in front of her mum-in-law.

She said: "Everyone agreed that the H&M dress was the one – it fitted really well and looked well made."

The woman shared pictures of a model wearing the same dress in the post.

But said her dream dress was mocked by "good friends" after they heard where it was from.

"I was so pleased and felt like it was sorted after that," she said

"But as others started to ask if I'd got a dress and where it was from, the reaction has been one of bemusement, really.

"I thought people would just say something vaguely positive and leave it there, but a number of good friends have asked if I'm definitely going to go with it, I'm not going to go to a 'proper shop' etc."

The mum also asked Mumsnet users for advice on what she should do, writing: "Shall I take it that it's hideous then and my judgement is way off?!

"Or shall I maybe just stop telling people where it's from as that and the price seem to be promoting the reactions?"

But users reassured her and hit out at the comments of her mates.

One wrote: "Oh that dress is lovely. Ignore everyone's comments, you'll look fab."

Another said: "People are daft. It’s lovely. Congratulations and I hope you have a lovely time in it!"

A third added: "It’s absolutely gorgeous! And you will look utterly beautiful in it. Please don’t fret about where it came from! Wedding dress comments are usually borne of jealousy.

"Be proud in the fact that you will look stunning for a more modest amount that will leave you with more spending money for your honeymoon or much needed home essentials."

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